1001 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Visual FoxPro by Marcia Akins, Andy Kramek, Rick Schummer, John Hosier

By Marcia Akins, Andy Kramek, Rick Schummer, John Hosier

In case you are going to take advantage of VFP for greater than informal GUI alterations on your software, this ebook is a wealth of information. Concise, in-depth, and a stunning addition on your assortment.

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FKY' (the Help file has a topic devoted to FKY file structure). You can create multiple sets of macros and save them to files that can be loaded and unloaded through the macro editor. You can also specify a set of 'developer' macros as defaults to be loaded automatically when Visual FoxPro starts up. ) Some 'developer' macros that we have found useful are: • Insert WITH This…ENDWITH (ALT+T) WITH{ SPACEBAR}This{ENTER} {ENTER} ENDWITH{UPARROW}{TAB} • Insert WITH ThisForm…ENDWITH (ALT+F) WITH{ SPACEBAR}ThisForm{ENTER} {ENTER} ENDWITH{UPARROW}{TAB} • Insert Quoted Parentheses ("") (ALT+B) • Insert a WAIT "" WINDOW NOWAIT command (ALT+W) (""){LEFTARROW}{LEFTARROW} WAIT{ SPACEBAR}""{SPACEBAR}WINDOW{ SPACEBAR}NOWAIT {LEFTARROW}{LEFTARROW}{LEFTARROW}{LEFTARROW}{LEFTARROW} {LEFTARROW}{LEFTARROW}{LEFTARROW}{LEFTARROW}{LEFTARROW} {LEFTARROW}{LEFTARROW}{LEFTARROW}{LEFTARROW}{LEFTARROW} • Open 'Find Next' Window and paste in highlighted text (SHIFT+ALT+F) {CTRL+C}{CTRL+HOME}{CTRL+F}{CTRL+V}{TAB}{BACKSPACE}{CTRL+ENTER} The scope for creating custom shortcuts like these is limited only by your imagination but can greatly enhance your productivity when writing code or even when working interactively through the command window.

When designing your application you will, of course, only need to use one set of values since you will always start the application in the same way (in respect of menus, toolbars and status bars). Picture property to the appropriate one in the application start-up. Do I really need to create all these bitmaps? Well, actually, the answer is possibly not! There is an alternative strategy, although its success will depend on the nature of the picture you wish to display. You could simply create a class (based on the IMAGE baseclass, named, for example, aImgWallPaper) which has its Picture property set to a single bitmap, and its Stretch property set to 2 (expand to fill the control).

This presents a problem because a VFP Form class doesn't have a DataEnvironment, so you cannot just add code to the class from which you create your forms. There are really only two solutions if you have to use the form's DataEnvironment, and both require code, or more specifically some action in every instance of a form: • • Add the relevant code (or a call to a Procedure) to every form's BeforeOpenTables() event Don't allow the native DataEnvironment to open your tables automatically. F. and call the OpenTables() method explicitly from within the Form Load() 16 1001 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Visual FoxPro Adding code to BeforeOpenTables() This is very simple, but must be done in every instance of the form.

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